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tomorrow, special 11:00 p.m. following the president's report. we'll see you at 11:00. >> we're wearing pajamas. good evening. i'm bret baier. this is a fox news alert. secretary of state john kerry is scramble to seal the chemical weapons deal with russia. heading to jen esa va to meet with the russian saeks. this after they pulled out this afternoon. that meeting was then abruptly canceled. tonight's national address from president obama is shaping up dramatically differently than it did just yesterday. all of this started by what the state department described as a throwaway rhetorical line from america's top diplomat. cheap white house correspondent.
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>> he's in desperate need of an escape hatch to help avoid humiliating defeats on capitol hill. so senior officials tell fox in a speech in the nation that has been draft and redrafted as the events changed, the president will call for a diplomatic pause for the votes in congress over whether to authorize military force. aides say the president will lay out a two-track process where the potential stick of military action will still be head over syrian president bashar al assad's head while offering the carrot of sending secretary of state john kerry to geneva thursday to meet with russian officials to see if a plan floated by president vladimir putin giving assad a chance to turn over chemical weapons to avoid u.s. strikes might work. >> a lot of people say nothing focuses the mind like the prospect of a hanging. >> reporter: remember, though, it was only a day earlier that kerry downplayed the a idea that assad would ever turn over the
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weapons. >> he isn't about to do it and it can't be done obviously yr yet today he and top democrats were trying to claim a victory for the president before any deal was sealed. >> i think what the initiative from the russians has done has given the president a victory. >> reporter: the truth appears far murkier with critics charging that they may be played by putin just days after a frosty meeting with him. heidi heitkamp went so far as to say -- we're not trusting assad. we're trusting the russians. >> reporter: he will now sign the chemical weapons convention. while russia initially called for an urgent united nation's council meeting this afternoon they pulled back on that, raising questions about whether putin stringing things along. it was noted it would take a monumental effort to try to take
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ahold of assad's weapons in the middle of a civil war even if russia is for real. if you think russia vetoed press releases just condemning the release of chemical weapons period are living a huge, boy, we woke up and don't want chemical weapons with our ally assad, i think we're fooling ourselves. >> it's not enough just to trust. i think we're going to have to verify. >> now, putin added some bluster today by declaring the chemical weapons inspections can only commend if the president takes military action off the table. in the last few moenlts secretary of state john kemccai has tweeted out that's unacceptable. so the bottom line, this could be yet another wrinkle. bret. >> ed henry on the northern lawn. thank you. it has lawmakers on both sides of the aisle breathing sighs of
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relief tonight. chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuel says most are happy to delay a vote the president was almost certain to lose. >> ahead of his prime time address, president obama headed to capitol hill to make a personal appeal to lawmakers on syria, that included telling them he wanted to hold off voting on a military action resolution to give diplomacy more time. house speaker john boehner says the president's failed so far to make his case for striking syria. >> clearly it reflects their constituents. the american people have not been supportive. he's not made the sale to the american people. that's why think tonight is so important. >> while boehner and other congressional leaders were early to offer their support to president obama senator misch mcconnell waited before he went public. he now said the u.s. is lacking a credible strategy. >> so i'll be voting against this resolution. a vital security risk clearly not at play. there are too many unanswered questions about our long-term
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action in syria including it's it literature detached from a wider strategy to end the civil war there. >> why join the people of wyoming and say don't go into syria, don't take action in syria. >> last night republicans mike enzi and johnny i zasson said they would vote no on the resolution. tort rob portman explained why he's a "no. ". >> strike first, and then later is a recipe for disaster. the current resolution being considered, i would not be able to support it. >> a bipartisan group of eight senators, republicans john mccain, lindsey graham, kelly yeah ott and saxby chambliss. if that doesn't happen, then the united states would be authorized to use military
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force. for now senate majority leader harry reid is willing to give international pressure a chance. >> if something can be done diplomatically, i'm totally satisfied with that. i'm not blood and thunder guy. i'm not for shock and awe. i think it's a situation where we have to be very calm and deliberate with what we do. >> sources say they said there is more likely to be a diplomatic solution. but if needed the chief has great confidence in u.s. forces to carry out this type of mission. >> sometimes hearing all of the different things that have been said about a crisis is helpful put into context. let's vee view the time line on the syria crisis in the administration's own words. from the president's red line to right now. >> we have been very clear to the assad regime but also to
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other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. that would change my calculus, my equation. when i said the use of chemical weapons would be a game-changer, that wasn't unique to -- that wasn't a position unique to the united states and it should. have been a surprise. >> some have tried to suggest that the debate we're having today is about president obama's red line. this debate is about the world's red line. it's about humanity's red line. >> i didn't set a red line. the world set a red line. >> my friends, it matters here if nothing is done. it matters if the world speaks out in condemnation and then nothing happened. >> it's not time sensitive. it will be effective tomorrow or
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next week or one month from now. and i'm prepared to give that order. >> the president believes that the united states of america for a decision like this is stronger when you have the time to be able to have the support of the united states congress and obviously the support of the american people through them. >> if we don't con front the people now i promise france, the people, the americans, we're going to see this issue grow. >> there was no expectation that this would be -- that congress would be finished with its deliberations over the next week or so. >> our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. >> what assad feels in terms of our response will not be a pinprick. he will know it when it happens. this will be more than what some people have talked about. >> limited military action will not be designed to solve the entire syria problem. >> that is exactly what we're
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talking about doing. >> unbelievably small limited kind of effort. >> a lot of people say nothing focuses the mind like the prospect of a hanging. >> we'll keep the pressure on a syrian regime that has murdered its own people and support opposition leaders that respect the rights of every syrian. >> i personally called the foreign minister of syria and i said to him, if as you say your nation has nothing to hide, then let the united nations in immediately. instead for four days they shelled the neighborhood in order to destroy evidence. >> he can turn over every bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week. turn it over. all of it. without delay. and allow a full and total accounting for that. but he isn't about to do it, and it can't be done obviously. >> we would not be at this point without a credible threat of a military strike, but i welcome
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the possibility of the development and john kerry will be talking to his russian counterparts. i think we should explore and exhaust all avenues of diplomatic resolution of this. >> i believe that absolutely allowing the use of chemical weapons on a significant scale to take place without a response would present a significant challenge to -- a threat to the united states national security. >> several hundred of them were children. young girls and boys gassed to death by their own government. and this attack is an assault on human dignity. it also presents a serious danger to our national security. >> the notion that mr. assad could significantly threaten the united states is just not the case. >> more on all of that, the serious crisis, with another
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special expanded panel later this hour. up next, another document dump by the obama administration and it's not even friday. plus, here are what some of our fox affiliates are covering across the country. they have the rollout of the new iphone 5 s and the download c version. we have the latest on the domestic dispute between george zimmerman and his estranged wife. video from shelly skimmerman's ipad may be crucial to the case. and this is a live look from st. louis. the big story there is the breakup of a big melkt operation in eastern missouri. 25 suspects have been arrested. that's tonight's live look. outside the beltway from special report. we'll be right back. tonight you picked what the special report panel should be
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there are other stories besides syria, believe it or not. we have new information tonight about how the federal government has been tracking the bad guys and the good guys along with them. chief correspondent katherine is with us. america's phone records under section 216, the so-called provision of the patriots act. according to intelligence officials it pushes for greater transparency show as greater collection problem within the nsa from may 2006 until january 2000 9d. in an effort to prioritize investigations, an nsa program cross-referenced a so-called ee
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alert list. but some of the numbers did not meet the standard for suspicious. the problem breaks down in two ways. i was not accurately described to the national security court or fie sa court that has legal jurisdiction. no one had the big picture. quote, there was no single person who had a complete sec nick cal understanding of the business records fisa system architecture. officials could not say whether anyone was fired or disciplined as a result nor could they say how many phone records belonging to american citizens were inappropriately used, bret. >> thank you for continuing to floe follow, catherine. >> you're welcome. >> you'rwe're a day away from t
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9/11 terror attacks. national correspondent jennifer griffin tells us where we are now. >> up in of the attackers has been brought to justice. 29 of the suspects has within identified publicly by the fbi. in some cases security camera videotape placed them at the consulate at that time. the libyan government is supposedly thwarting their arrest and blocking their ability to get the attackers. >> this is following through to find those responsible. >> in jewel a leak the department of justice brought charges against a handful of benghazi suspects including a man who was interviewed on camera near his home in eastern libya as recent as july. >> why is it reporters are able to find but our law enforcement
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can't find them? >> look, we've been very clear that we will hold those people who carried out this dastardly heinous attack against our people. >> before stepping down as fbi director, robert mueller explained how the fledging libyan government blocked efforts to get the fbi to benghazi for 24 days after the attack. >> there's one showing the security and the other is working with libyans to allow us to do it. >> on the morning of september 11th 20urks 12 in one of his last acts as ambassador, stevenson sent cable back. he noted the rise of islamists in eastern libya, in some cases the very malicious the u.s. had befriended to overthrow moammar gadhafi. shortly after the u.s. compound came under attack. the fighting in benghazi
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wouldn't end for another seven and half hours. those in tripoli echoed for help. >> is anything coming. will they be sending us any help? is there something out there? >> this year the u.s. mill heir has positioned combats out there. they're join forces in the mediterranean just in case. bret? >> jennifer griffin at the pentagon. thank you. still ahead a pair of state legislators in colorado may pay a heavy price for voting supporting gun control. first, we're just three weeks from the start of obama care. for pain and swelling? apply cold therapy in the first 24 hours. but not just any cold. i only use new thermacare® cold wraps. targettemp technology delivers a consistent, therapeutic cold to stop pain and start healing. new thermacare® cold wraps. a better way to treat pain.
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hot streak. the dow gained 128 today. the s&p 500 was up 12.
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the nasdaq finished ahead, 23. three weeks from today is october 1st. that's also the day signup starts for the president's health care exchanges. tonight's chief national correspondent jim angle shows us what's coming. >> obama took a pulse check on where things stand. >> they continue to report that everything will be ready, everything is fine. we've only seen missed deadlines, delays, and really an overall lack of information. >> democrats criticized republicans for even holding a hearing on whether the law will start on time though several acknowledge the possibility of problems. >> inevitably they'll be some glitches and hiccups of this law and i suspect any time they find any hiccup the republicans here in washington will make a huge cry about it. >> we can't expect everything to go perfectly but we can support the administration so the american people can access
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health care as intended on october 1st. >> one analyst said the states have done a lot to get ready but not enough. >> today where we stand there's not a single state who's completely ready for open enrollment three weeks away. >> several have said they'd be ready by october 1st. >> to date the marketplace implementation has achieved all of its key milestones. >> the contractors are not having a problem in terms of getting up and running. >> but a witness for an employers group says there are still problems like the law's definition of part time as anything less than 30 hours. >> he's creating perverse economic incentives. >> they ask a series of questions about what he said were 27 separate steps to sign up. >> i'm a little skeptical that the system can actually function as advertised on october 1st given the myriad of missed
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deadlines by the administration. >> meanwhile republican leaders have decided to include a measure created by the tea party to defund obama care. they'd send the senate two resolutions, one to keep funding the government, the other to defund obama care. >> let's get the other there and force them to actually have a vote on getting rid of obama care. >> but senate leader harry reid could avoid that by separating the obama care measure to avoid it as a whole, a move tea partiers call a trick to avoid confrontation over the health care law. bret? >> a lot to cover. jim, thank you. hillary clinton will be receiving an award almost exactly one year after benghazi. she's not alone. "grab voo ""grapevine"" is next. ♪
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tonight on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the benghazi attack that killed four american, former secretary of state hillary clinton will receive the 2013 liberty medal from the national constitution center. she is being honored for her, quote, lifelong career in public service and her ongoing advocacy earths on behalf of women and girls." some conservative groups are not happy to say the least. the independence hall tea party association writes, quote, as all of you undoubtedly know, much of the blame for the obama
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administration's failure to contain the benghazi attack and the scandalous handling of its aftermath can be traced directly to mrs. clinton. that group organized a prayer vigil for the benghazi victims to coincide with the ceremony. but mrs. clinton is not the only one taking heat. the person presenting the award is another possible presidential candidate, florida congressman jeb bush. the pundit rights, really jeb? no one else came to mind? another rote if jeb bush didn't want to run for your the republican nomination, he could have just said so. the push to defund obama care has been trumped by the presidential puppy. in a story first by news buster, abc, cbs, and nbc morning shows and evening newcasts devoted just over 3 1/2 minutes combined over the past two months to conservative lawmakers working to defund the president's affordable care act.
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in just one day last month, august 20th, sonny, the obamas' new puppy, merited 6:43 of coverage. finally, a high-profile art heist trial is taking a back seat to a dress code violation. the lawyer representing five romanian men accused of stealing seven paintings by picasso, monet was found wearing blue sneakers. the judge fined him $1,100 for dressing inappropriately amount not appearing on time. >> the lawyers appealed and wants the judge suspended. a lesson in accountability tonight from colorado. two lawmakers who voted for more gun control are facing the first legislative recalls in state history. correspondent alicia kuacuna is
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reporting. >> both democrats championed to succession new gun laws. now both senators are facing recall elections in their districts. >> if these recalls are successful, one of them or both of them, it says that voters are even more alienated in a very alienated age. >> we're out campaigning for not more riis. >> the election brought out folks impacted by sandy hook elementary and aurora shootings. >> that's no reason to recall any politician. if this works here, you're going to see it all over the country. >> you want to be careful about unsheathing this political weapon. once you take it out of the sheath, both sides are going to start using it with much more frequen frequency. >> the recall has called big donors like the nra and michael bloomberg. >> who the hell are they to come into colorado and tell us how to
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run our elections. >> early voting began last week in both districts. >> the recall election than there were in the initial election in 2010. >> now it's matter of getting the votes to get passed and so that's what we're doing right now is reminding people repeatedly to vote. >> if he had just listened to us maybe he wouldn't be going through this right now. >> she says she has no regrets telling the "denver post," i would have disappointed a lot more people if i hadn't voted the way i did. also present on the ballots the names of the replacements should they be ousted from office. the polls here close at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> alicia, thank you. voters are working on replacing long-time mayor michael bloomberg. democrats and republicans are taking part in primary elections today. former congressman anthony weiner was well back in the
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polls. if no one gets at least 40% for either party, there will be a runoff october 1st. russia and syria work on a deal, but is that deal falling apart? as president obama gets ready to talk to the nation? we'll talk about it with the fox all-stars when we come back. i. so get a free rate quote today. i love it! how much do you love it? animation is hot...and i think it makes geico's 20 million drivers message very compelling, very compelling. this is some really strong stuff! so you turned me into a cartoon...lovely. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. there's a lot i had to do... ... watch my diet. stay active. start insulin... today, i learned there's something i don't have to do anymore. my doctor said that with novolog® flexpen, i don't have to use a syringe
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the chemical weapon, halt the production of chemical weapons and also show these objects to representatives of russia, other states and united nations. our adherence to the russia initiative has the goal of halting all chemical weapons. >> it has to be swift. it has to be real. it has to be verifiable. it cannot be a delaying tactic, and if united nations security council seeks to be the vehicle to make it happen, that cannot be allowed to simply become a
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debating society. >> secretary kerry on the hill today talking about the russian proposal for syria to turn ore all chemical weapons. we're about under 2 1/2 hours to the president's nationwide address and we're told by senior aides he's drafted it and redrafted it many times as the events have changed. let's bring in our special expanded panel get. brit hum, juan williams, charles crowd hammer. okay, steesh. the president will call for a diplomatic pause to the votes in congress over mill stair force. >> i don't mean to be dismissive, but the prop for the president is there's not much for him to say at this point. you know, we have seen this as we talked about before, this ad hoc decision-making lead us to this point where the president really doesn't have much to say.
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i think this may have short-term political vajss for president obama and there's a reason that the white house has shown some relief if not quite glee about this turn of events, but i think it has potentially disastrous long-term geostrategic consequences for the united states in the region and around the world. >> for one thing as the president speaks tonight it is not clear what the russian proposal means. france has called for a meeting of the security council. russia immediately blocked that. then russia announced all of this would have to be accompanied by the united states foreswearing any use in syria.
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now one presumes the administration will resist this but if it does what happens to the russian proposal and sire ya that has at least agreed it has chemical weapons? what happens to the whole thing? it looks like it could blow up and turn into nothing. >> swajuan, it looks like he's leaving tomorrow it looks like to salvage this deal after russia pulled out of the u.n. security council meeting today. we heard maybe
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secondly i think that the question about how it's actually done, how it's executed, i'm not sure that it's practical unless you say to me, you know, hey, juan, i'm going to come to your house and i'm going have a cop with me and i'm going to get the gun. so i say, okay, brit, i guess this is really happening. but right now i fear that what john kerry said, what speaker babier said is true. this may be a delag tactic. >> let's listen to speaker boehner and the minority leader. >> diplomacy is also a better outcome than action. but let's say i'm always skeptical of those that are involved in the diplomatic discussion today. >> the initiative from the
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russians has done is said to the president -- has given the president a victory. there's a strong belief in our caucus that we should try everything first. >> charles. >> if she imagines that this is a victory, she is delusional. the policy now is total disarray. what happened yesterday is clear. the russians were throwing obama a lifeline because kerry had made a gaff. they single interest is to make assad look like he won the war. there's base there. it dominates the middle east. the russians are bliehind it. first time since 1970. so what it was offered yesterday
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we'll deal with the chemicals, but you're going to have to deal with our side. if there's going to be inspection, you have to deal with assad and to do that you have to go under the protection of his military, tell the rebels to stand down, and now putin isn't even stealthy about it. he said openly today that if there's going to be anything about chemical weapons, the united states has to openly say lit not use military force. >> he said that at about 3:00 p.m. >> that was the key. anybody who was naive enough to imagine that this was a sincere offer to, quote rksquote, hillary clinton yesterday, it was an action so assad and his side wins. there's no way the chemical is going to be dismantled in the middle of a war. libya took eight years when there was no war. so this is obvious -- the russians today demanded a meeting with the security
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council and they wanted what? a presidential statement from the council, which is absolutely useless. it carries no import and they don't want a resolution with what the french are introducing which is article 7 which would mean the use of force. so their strategy is clear. obama has walked completely into it and he's got nowhere to go now. >> it will be interesting to see what he says tonight. steve's point is well made. he's going to call for a diplomatic pause when he originally asked for the networks' time and he wanted to win? it's hard not to laugh at this. this has now been reduced almost to the level of entertainment. >> he's going to speak to a nation that has no intention of striking and announce that he's going to have a pause in striking. >> in all seriousness, you know what the fox polls showed. most americans feel that they have not heard from the
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president so tonight is an opportunity to hear directly from the president. >> what did he say? >> i think two things -- >> he'll say that the military threat -- the threat of military action led to this point. >> that's a political point. >> that will get him through about a minute. >> but that's an important political point. i think that's what nancy pelosi was doing by trying to offer victory to it and appease her caucus, but i think the most important point would be for him to say, by the way, most americans in the fox poll would agree with this. he still has the authority to strike on his own should he choose to do so. >> after all this, does anyone imagine there'll be a vote in the congress for use of military force to knock out syria's chemical weapons? >> we knew that. the claim by the democrats and his supporters that it was this credible threat that's produced this outcome that they find something to celebrate is preposterous. i mean you had the president's advisers saying we wouldn't
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strike with the ascent of congress. everybody in the entire country, everybody in damascus, russia knew that congress was going to vote this down and john kerry said it was unbelievably small. how in the world can anybody argue that that's a credible threat of the use of military? it's not. it never was. >> he wasn't going to do it without them. >> you can easily argue that they were responsible for it. >> unless there had been some threat. >> the reason that the russians acts was not the fear of a strike which was going to be unbelievably small and not going to happen in the first place. it was the opportunity to lead obama who was way out of a limb into a cul-de-sac where obama now is where his only alternative which is to assure that asass saad remains in power or do something incredibly out of power and unconstitutional. >> more on his speech and secretary kerry and on syria. keep it here.
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he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week, turn it over, all of it. without delay and allow a full and total accounting for that, but he isn't about it to do it, and it can't be done obviously. >> we're waiting for that proposal, but we're not waiting for long. president obama will take a hard look at it. >> well, secretary kerry in london and then up on capitol hill today about this russian proposal. every week we have tweet the panel.
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people can tweet in a question. this week karen @momhandbag writes kerry's response to russian proposal that we won't wait long, just how long is long? charles? >> but here's the question. why are we waiting at all? kerry is the one who supposedly proposed it first. the response from the russians came afterwards. as i heard it, it was an american proposal, and the way he said it it meant this week, immediately, so why are we waiting? if this really is what obama had spoken with putin about which, of course, i don't believe for a second, when he was at the g-20, assume that it's true, why didn't obama seize the moment and say this is an american proposal. we're glad the russians agree, or at least in principle, and here's what the proposal've got a week. we're not going to wait. a resolution that will go before the security council by friday
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and then we'll send inspectors by monday. that's the american proposal. why are we sitting around and waiting for the russian proposal that we know is going to be a meaningless one? >> why does samantha power not take a u.s. potential resolution to the u.n. security council? i mean, it seems like they had the votes if russia is signed on. >> well, i think she and kerry both are having trouble keeping up with the boss. i mean, think of what's happened to kerry here more than once. he's come out. he was the one who made the impassioned speech on the eve of the president making an about face and deciding to go to congress, remember that. so if i were kerry i'd be worried about saying much of anything. he sounded much tougher than anybody in the administration when he spoke today. i'm not sure that he's going to get undercut on that, and if i were samantha power, i would be, you know, very, very wary of going out too far on any limbs about the united states' initiatives here, because you don't know what the president is going to do. >> juan? >> oh, i don't think that's fair to the president. i don't think it's fair to john kerry. i think john kerry, in fact, it
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has become here a central player and very much a team player for the obama administration, and he, by his own admission, said this was an idea that had been discussed, obama/putin. if the president -- >> if that was true why did he say it couldn't be done? >> if the president had aired this proposal earlier, it would have undercut his idea of saying i want congress to approve military action. so now -- >> but to brit's point, if the secretary of state is reacting to a question, and at the end of the question says, and he's not going to do it and it will not happen, obviously that cannot happen. >> they did not believe it, and the russians came in and said, no, no, we think this can happen and assad said i'd like to do it. that changed the dynamic. i don't think that's a reason to put down the president. >> he was driving towards a vote in congress that virtually nobody thought would pass and they had already written off -- >> i don't think it would have passed in the house, but i think he had a very good shot in the senate. >> he said he wasn't confident.
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>> not confident. i don't think you want to talk confidence. i think you want to go out there and work the crowd. >> so what about tonight's speech? just down the road here, what's he going to say? what can he say and what will he say? >> i suspect there's going to be another twist here because not once has he spoken in a way that anybody expected. he's in a cul-de-sac. i don't know which way he goes, but if he gets up there and calls for a pause for something that the country doesn't want to do, he will be a laughing stock. >> juan? >> reasserts his authority that he can do this, speaks to the american people about a vital national interest and makes it clear that he has no interest in another afghanistan or iraq but that he's going because he believes this would stop the use of chemical weapons in iran and north korea and terrorists around the world from employing these horrible weapons. >> steve? >> there's two audiences here. one is the american people, and for the american people he has to look like he's not being played when he's very plainly being played. the second audience is the international community where he's got to look resolute when
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he's not being resolute and got to look tough with vladamir putin when doing so risks blowing the entire deal up. it's a very difficult job he's got. >> brit? >> i expect that we're going to hear an obama iteration of the spin that's been coming out of the administration. you heard nancy pelosi who seldom misses an opportunity to say something silly on this issue today, that this is all a victory for him. he maybe won't say it that way, but he'll say it's the result of his resolute willingness to use force that has brought them to the table and has brought the u.n. into play and the land of milk and honey is not far away. >> look, essentially he's going to say the future of the world hinges on an extremely small strike that may not happen at all. >> this white house has been reticent to use this vehicle for talking to the american people, the oval office address. only done it twice, the bp oil spill and the end of combat operations for iraq.
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timely tonight, secretary of state john kerry has gone all over the world to make the administration's case for military action or possible action in syria. the last few days alone he's been to lithuania, paris, london and, of course, capitol hill. he's heading to geneva thursday. all of this running around is apparently starting to take a toll. >> will we learn which are the 34 nations and organizations who have said they will support our action and how they are prepared to support it? secretary kerry? >> ah, yes. don't forget to join us 8:55 p.m. tonight for our special coverage of the president's speech on syria. at the top of the hour we'll get reaction from republican senator
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rand paul, democratic congressman elliot engel, brit hume will have analysis of the address and where we go from here and we'll have a special panel for you. thanks for inviting you into your home for "special report," fair, balanced. this is the "fox report." tonight war vote on hold. the syria situation shifted. russia takes the lead, and syria claims it will come clean on chemical weapons and give them up. but what's really going on as president obama gets ready to address our nation? president obama is not asking for a declaration of war. >> he's not made the sale to the american people. >> now, russia tells the u.s. back down or no de.
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